As of today, I’m trying out a different way of working. Instead of setting out to do a job overreachingly perfectly and letting it take the time it takes, I’m starting at the time-end. The first thing I’ll do is simply to say to myself “I can spend a maximum of x hours on this” and then adjust the quality of the work accordingly. When time is up, the work is done.
Not that you care. I’m only writing this because I want to be able to go back six months from now when this plan of mine has burst into a million little electrons and laugh at my own naivety.
Anyway, it worked for 60 Minutes.
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How are you doing with this? Curious since we are in the same line of work and since I have been struggling with perfectionism since like…forever…
It’s working out sort of ok. I’m still struggling but I believe I’m making progress. The hardest bit is to actually remember to tell myself “you can only work on this for x hours now, got it?” before starting. But when I do, I do get more focused and work more productively.